Articles for Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Shack dwellers say they cannot afford solar power company’s monthly fees

Empowerment project stumbles in Khayelitsha, showing the complexity of providing solutions to informal settlements


News | 19 September 2022

Traditional court condemns 19-year-old to grisly death

Accused of stock theft in 2020, Abulele Kwindana was killed. More than two years later, no-one has been charged with his murder.


News | 16 September 2022

Community blames loadshedding for deaths of young couple in shack fire

Police are investigating as several other shacks were also destroyed, leaving some families homeless


Brief | 12 September 2022

More than 20 families share one pit toilet in this East London settlement

The municipality has plans to relocate them once suitable land is identified


Brief | 8 September 2022

City intensifies operations against unlicensed amaphela taxis

SANCO intervenes to try and end the unrest and impasse with law enforcement agencies

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News | 6 September 2022

Taxi drivers burn streets of Hout Bay

Amaphela are demanding that the City compensate them for loss of income since MyCiTi started operating

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News | 5 September 2022

Seven arrested as taxi protest escalates in Cape Town

Nearly a dozen police vehicles, buses and cars have been torched during violent retaliation allegedly by amaphela drivers

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News | 2 September 2022

No light at the end of the tender for Eastern Cape villages

Millions have been spent on the Sivumela project and eight years later, hundreds of households are still without electricity


News | 1 September 2022

R23-million Tsomo centre unfinished after seven years

Building was intended to make life easier for residents of the small Eastern Cape town


Brief | 18 August 2022

Pupils at this school have to study outside

Parents built and rebuilt Port St Johns school themselves


News | 17 August 2022

Eastern Cape towns without water for two weeks

Striking workers at Amathole District Municipality say they are not to blame

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News | 12 August 2022

Amathole Municipality and Department of Water blame each other for leaving villages dry

Workers oppose the mayor’s plan to bring in a new company and cut their wages. Mayor blames the Department - but the municipality has not released funds to the contractor.


News | 1 August 2022

Where are the houses we were promised in 1996, ask the elderly women of Kei Road

“It is clear our government only helps those who protest”


News | 27 July 2022

Backyarders finish houses abandoned by contractor

But the City of Cape Town says the contractor will be back and the occupiers will be evicted

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News | 21 July 2022

City opens criminal case against flood victims occupying community hall

About 60 Mfuleni families moved into the hall after floods in June


Brief | 15 July 2022